Some time back a commenter on my other blog (rAtional nAtion uSA) remarked that "you can't trust a man with facial hair". This comment was in reply to a post concerning former Republican president Rutherford B. Hayes.
The commenter then added, "seriously, though as beards and mustaches and facial hair in general has gone out of fashion except amongst counter-culture, when do you think we'll get a President with facial hair again?"
My reply? I said, "I couldn't possibly guess... When I run maybe!" The commenter then commented that he would vote for me. In response to that I added "Well then, I'll be needing a campaign manager. Any interest?"
That was back in 2012. Lying Lester is still considering a run for the presidency. That is, if Gary Johnson does not throw his hat in the ring (a third time). Perhaps Gary would consider Lying Lester as a running mate in 2016? Surely a Johnson/Nation ticket would garner a fair percentage of the vote (more than Gary running with someone else), but would it be enough for us to take the White House?
A deluded Lying Lester is thinking it just might. Surely the ladies would swoon and cast their ballots in favor of Lying Lester, if for no other reason than to get a hunk in the executive mansion (we all know the ladies act on eMotion and not reason).
And Lying Lester admits that Gary isn't that shabby in the looks department either (a manly Man that Lying Lester might go for *IF* he were gay). The most handsome/manly duo of Iron Men - if Gary Johnson and Lying Lester ran together - ever to seek the presidency. Can you think of any other past presidents and VPs as handsome/manly as Gary and Lester? I doubt it.
Then, after Gary served out his two terms... then the time would be right for a Lying Lester presidency. At that point - after the most successful presidency in US history (that of Gary Johnson) - Lying Lester would be a shoe-in.
A Man can dream, can't he? A dream for his beloved Gary Johnson, for himself, and for America. Or for the worthy Makers, who would prosper wildly under a Johnson (and then a Nation) administration. Realistically speaking, however, a vote for Gary or me is a complete waste (you'd be throwing your vote away). Still, I urge you to consider casting such a vote.
And, if the names "Gary Johnson" and/or "Lester Nation" aren't on your ballot when you go to the polls in 2016? Then you might consider writing us in. Or vote Gary if he's on the ballot and write in "Lester Nation" for VP. Or write in "Lester Nation" for President if Gary Johnson decides not to run.
If nothing else, you'll be sending a signal to the man that you're sick of business as usual and REJECT the sTatist direction our country has been headed in under BOTH rEpublicans and dEmocrats. Also, who knows? If enough people cast their ballots using objectivity and reason to decide who they think should be POTUS - instead of voting for the lesser of two evils... well, then it is surely possible that, come 2017, we might be inaugurating a handsome debonair goateed POTUS. Or a a handsome debonair goateed VP.
Unlikely, perhaps. But (in my deluded and slightly senile mind) it could happen. And then we could get about the work of restoring America to its former glory. Lying Lester imagines something along the lines of a new Gilded Age, except instead of growing real wages for wOrkers, all the prosperity could be siphoned off by those at the top (as they have been doing, only under Lying Lester the siphoning would be greater).
That is my dream, in any case. Perhaps you share it? If so... well then, you already know what to do. Don't vote rEpublican and don't vote dEmocrat. Vote Libertarian. Vote Gary and vote Lester and together we can shrink gOvernment and hand over the rule of our nation to the wealthy (put things right, in other words).